Glunz Transforms Pallet Into Garden Chair

Glunz describes the Garden Chair Project as ‘A simple outdoor chair with a flexible backlean’. Well that ‘simple’ pallet chair is welcome to sit in my garden. ++ Garden Chair   … Read more

Make Love Not Fashion – Upcycled Wear by Benu Berlin S/S 2015

The Upcycling Fashion Label to watch is undeniably German brand Benu Berlin. The designer trio Karen Jessen, Anna Bach & Luis C. Zuniga constitutes together the brand that is based in Berlin- a city well on its way to become … Read more

Diana Eng’s Recycled Leather Purses Are Numbered To Track Origin

Diana Eng’s beautiful fortune cookie coin purses are all made from recycled leather. Good. But often as a conscious consumer you want more detailed information about your purchase, and that is why it is so clever to mark each purse … Read more

Lucirmás Presents ‘LaFlor Lamp’ From Upcycled Wine Bottle

Lucirmás is a spanish brand specialized in upcycling bottles. The newest star in the collection is ‘LaFlor Lamp’ designed by Nutcreatives Studio. LaFlor Lamp combines the upcycle of a wine bottle with the design of a lampshade in copper. The … Read more

The PET Lamp project is expanding to more countries and cultures

The PET Lamp (that we presented earlier here), designed by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón and made by artisans, have won numerous awards and the project is expanding with its success. The new lamps have a somewhat different look as collaborators … Read more

These shoes are made out of 100% rubbish found on UK shores

“Contemporary footwear spends barely a fraction of its life hugging a foot. For the majority of its life it is rubbish.” Charles Duffy, William Gubbins and Billy Turvey set out to communicate the correlation between consumerism and waste, in specific plastic … Read more

Hervé Matejewski Upcycles Glass Containers To Luminous Lamps

In 2010 Paris-born designer Hervé Matejewski‘s choice of unconventional material was old porcelain pieces that he piled up to create a unique and humorous object. In the new Mat&Jewski lighting collection he continues to upcycle and give abandoned objects new … Read more

‘More Than This’ Chairs from Materials Often Found on the Streets

Spanish designer Curro Claret curated the More Than This exhibition at the Vincon gallery in Barcelona to showcase a collection of chairs made from materials often found on the street. The chairs are made by people from very different backgrounds including members of the … Read more

The Salami Chair – A Cool Piece Of Upcycled Furniture

Salami Chair by Luca Bornoffi, is a very special project where art, design and upcycling blend together to create an object of “Eco Design”. It is based on the recovery of an old wooden plank, on which you can mount 1 … Read more

Buy Less and Care More – A Definition of Sustainable Fashion

Our interest in upcycled fashion design derives from a curiosity in all things new and disruptive. An interest in ideas that push things forward, that alter the perspective and force change because in a brilliant way they pick up social tendencies … Read more

New Collection From Upcycling Pioneers ‘From Somewhere’

From Somewhere is the fashion label that have been Upcycling since 1997, making them real pioneers of Upcycled Design. They work primarily with pre-consumer surplus from the manufacturing houses and textile mills of the luxury fashion industry. Founders are Orsola … Read more

Dear Human Designs Cool Lamps From Recycled Paper

These pretty and modern lamps in an appealing triangular form have a colorful fabric cord, a ceramics top and a shade made from recycled paper pulp. The paper for the shades are entirely collected from the recycling bins of the … Read more

Contemporary Jewellery from Tin Cans by Julie Connellan

Recycled tin cans never looked this good! Designer Julie Connellan made the armpieces inspired by agricultural sheds that represent the true vernacular architecture of rural Ireland.  Images via julieconnellan.com Photography: seanandyvette ++ Shelter   … Read more

#UPCYCLETHEFUTURE in Berlin with From Somewhere

A colorful lot of fashion enthusiasts gathered in creative Upcycling Fashion Store Berlin one friday late May to marvel at London-based Upcycling label ‘From Somewhere‘ SS14 collection. The Upcyclista Team were invited to participate but could not attend what seem … Read more